In July I had the absolute pleasure of working with a wonderful family to celebrate a first birthday with a cake smash. This was held in the comfort of the family's home where I set up a portable studio with a few little props and the family had arranged for a lovely big cake for the day to sit centre stage with the birthday boy.
I used a plain yellow backdrop for this and decorated with some blue fans, bunting and balloons. For lighting I used a single off camera studio strobe with a softbox diffuser, connected by wireless triggers. To start with, I took a few shots playing around with bubbles and toys, before the cake was brought out to get some fun shots playing with the cake and getting messy. I felt privileged to share this special moment celebrating a big moment in the family's life and to have captured the moments of fun as they happened with such a wonderful family.
Look at him in his little outfit, such a happy little chap.
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